Sugar intake linked to mental problems?

A new study of Norwegian teens shows that those who drank the highest number of sugary soft drinks per day had more mental health problems like hyperactivity and distress than those who drank less or no sugary soft drinks at all.

This study was based on teens, but the results would most likely be similar in other age groups. I know I’ll definitely think twice the next time I’m tempted to use a soda as a last-resort mood lifter and energy boost; it really might be doing damage to my overall mental health in the long run.

The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, will also be powerful fuel for ongoing efforts to remove soda machines from schools.

Author by Brigitte Dale